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Best Mom Award Ceremony recognizes the contributions of local mothers

September 23, 2019 Accolades No Comments Email Email

Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited (Melco) and Women’s General Association of Macau (Women’s Association) today co-hosted the Best Mom Award Ceremony at City of Dreams to celebrate the virtues of women, pay tribute to maternal love, promote positive family values, and provide a platform for the community to show gratitude and appreciation. The event was co-hosted by Mr. Lawrence Ho, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Melco; and Ms. Ho Teng Iat, President of Women’s General Association of Macau. Inaugurating guests included Mr. Zhao Kuiwei, Deputy Director, Social Work Department of the Central People’s Government Liaison Office in the Macao SAR; Ms. Hoi Va Pou, Deputy Director of Social Welfare Bureau (IAS); Ms. Ng Mei Kei, Head of Division of Pre-School and Primary Education, Education and Youth Affairs Bureau (DSEJ); Ms. Un U Wa, Vice President of Chinese Educators Association of Macau; senior executives from Melco; and senior members of Women’s Association.

Following two earlier rounds of selection, eight Best Mom Excellence Award winners were today recognized and awarded with a trip to Beijing for their contributions and success, each together with three family members, to celebrate the special occasion of the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the People’s Republic of China, and the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Macao SAR. The ceremony also saw the panel of judges, comprising Mr. Au Weng Chi, Member of the Administrative Committee of Macao Foundation; Ms. Un U Wa, Vice President of Chinese Educators Association of Macau; and representatives from Melco and Women’s Association, present Merit Awards to twelve runner-up Best Moms, and fifty Consolation Prizes to highly commended applicants before an audience of approximately 500 guests.

Mr. Lawrence Ho, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Melco Resorts & Entertainment, said, “The Melco message for initiatives for women ‘Best I Can Be’ encourages females to embrace life’s choices to bring out the best in oneself. As part of the ‘Best I Can Be’ campaign, on the special occasion of the China-Macau double anniversary, Melco is pleased to highlight the achievements of local moms through the Best Mom Award. Our congratulations and best wishes go to all participants and winners. We will continue in our endeavor to introduce more family and female-friendly activities and policies to Macau in collaboration with trusted local community partners such as Women’s Association.”

Ms. Lau Kam Ling, Vice-Chairwoman of Women’s General Association of Macau, said, “Since its establishment 69 years ago, Women’s General Association of Macau has been devoted to caring for women and children and promoting positive family and social values. In recent years, the Association has developed multiple services to support women and families. The Best Mom Award has been well-received by local families since it was announced in July, and on this special occasion, we extend our warmest gratitude and congratulations to the event’s winning Moms who contribute so much for their families; and would like to thank Melco Resorts & Entertainment for their commitment to supporting and implementing initiatives for women. We look forward to further opportunities to collaborate with the government, corporations, and other parties from the community in our strive to raise awareness for women’s needs, to promote a family-friendly culture, and to work hand in hand with Mothers to build happy and healthy families and homes.”

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